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    Default today is a sad day : (



    So the westerly winds are here and the gum tees are down and the scopes are over,both my eq6 and eq8, The eq8 head is loose it might need some adjustment or it might be kaput.
    the 10'' focuser is destroyed, ota has large dent in it and the spider vein needs fixing.the mirrors seem all intact !,the asi1600 got torn out of the filter wheel,both had detach from eachother.

    time to grieve,tomorrow time to shop!.probably need new focuser and some panel beating,wounder if it's possible to buy spare ota's from skywatcher,i could roll up and make my own but that's far too time consuming. I was just imaging the horsehead last night too...


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    Default Re: today is a sad day : (

    Wow, that's beyond sad! So sorry for your loss.
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    Holy cow! That's terrible! You have my sincerest condolences on this, yobbo!
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    Default Re: today is a sad day : (

    Ouch!


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    Default Re: today is a sad day : (

    Yikes! That is horrible!

    I don't know what to say, better times ahead I am sure.
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    Default Re: today is a sad day : (

    This is sad indeed.
    Do you have any insurance for such an event?
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    That is a major league ouch.
    Condolences.
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    Sorry to hear about your loss. Hope you can recover your scopes quickly.
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    Default Re: today is a sad day : (

    Quote Originally Posted by Eagleheaf View Post
    This is sad indeed.
    Do you have any insurance for such an event?
    no i don't
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    Default Re: today is a sad day : (

    think i'll get a new scope and then buy the focuser parts for the 10'' and give it some tlc and use it as a dob again for visual work.
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    scopes :bresser messier ar127s /skywatcher 10'' dob
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    extras :Baader MPCC MKIII Coma Corrector,Orion Field
    Flattener,zwo 1.25''adc.

 

 
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